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Jenne Mante

  The Bethlehem Area Public Library is hosting an exciting holiday fundraiser this year. We are partnering with Kindness is Magic Inc. to pay off student lunch debt and erase library fines. One in six children in Pennsylvania suffers from hunger and many of these same students...

FREE classes from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM): Analyzing News Health News Review: Critically Analyzing Information in the News Health Literacy Establishing a Health Information Literacy Partnership with a Local PublicLibrary Health and Nutrition Literacy:...

Access the article, Community Partners Enhance Programs (opens as a pdf), written by Lisa Rand, Youth Service Coordinator at the Boyertown Library.  It was first published in VOYA Magazine June 2018. ...

The College & Research Division presents ACRL Roadshow: Assessment in Action. When: August 17, 2018 Where: Arcadia University, Glenside, PA Description: In this day-long workshop on strategic and sustainable assessment, participants will identify institutional priorities...

LIBRARIES’ LITERACY PROGRAMS MAKE POSITIVE IMPACTS ON CITIZENS, COMMUNITIES Some 50 libraries recognized in statewide program for achievements gained between April 1 and June 30, 2018   Mechanicsburg, PA (July 18, 2018) – The Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) congratulates...

The Allegheny County Library Association, Libraries Without Borders, South Park Township Library and WQED Multimedia have collaborated to create an interactive library center inside a laundromat.  Read this Post Gazette article. ...

Here are a couple of the upcoming FREE  live WebJunction Webinars for You: These upcoming webinars are open for registration. If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the Course Catalog. Building a Culture of Learning...

PBS offers Point of View (POV) Documentaries for free viewing at public libraries!  Learn how you can parnter with them. PBS Books is also partnering with The Great American Read, an eight-part television competition and nationwide campaign, exploring the “power of...

The Bradford Area Public Library, in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, is having an author event, community forum and panel discussion! Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author, will be visiting the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Harriett...

The Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library will hold the MontCo Comic Fest 2018 on April 7 beginning at 10:00am.  The MontCo Comic Fest is a family event which is organized in partnership with local schools and community college.  Various educational and fun activities are...